Rockets snap Silvertips’ 4-game win streak

Jackson Berezowski scores twice, but Everett can’t overcome Andrew Cristall’s four goals in a 5-2 loss to Kelowna.

KELOWNA, B.C. — Andrew Cristall scored four goals and the Kelowna Rockets beat Everett 5-2 on Wednesday to snap the Silvertips’ four-game win streak.

Gabriel Szturc scored in the first period before Cristall exploded with three goals in the second as Kelowna raced out to a 4-0 lead.

Jackson Berezowski scored twice in the third period to cut the Silvertips’ deficit to 5-2, before Cristall added a late empty-netter to seal the win for the Rockets.

Jesse Heslop had two assists and Tyler Palmer made 16 saves on 20 shots before being relieved by Tim Metzger, who stopped all three shots he faced for Everett (27-23-2-0).

Jari Kykkanen had 41 saves on 43 shots faced for Kelowna (18-30-3-0).

Rockets 5, Silvertips 2

Everett 0 0 2 — 2

Kelowna 0 4 1 — 5

1st Period-No Scoring. Penalties-Kydd Kel (high sticking), 2:03; Golder Kel (hooking), 7:38; Cowper Kel (tripping), 14:51; Roest Evt (roughing), 15:35; McMillen Kel (slashing), 19:49.

2nd Period-1, Kelowna, Szturc 18 (Price, Golder), 2:29 (PP). 2, Kelowna, Cristall 27 (Szturc, Johnson), 9:22. 3, Kelowna, Cristall 28 (Szturc, Price), 17:50. 4, Kelowna, Cristall 29 (McMillen), 18:56. Penalties-Gibson Evt (major-fighting), 1:58; McMillen Kel (major-fighting), 1:58; Gibson Evt (unsportsmanlike cnd.), 1:59; Johnson Kel (cross checking), 7:08; McMillen Kel (hooking), 15:59; Hemmerling Evt (inter. on goaltender), 16:54; Szturc Kel (tripping), 19:59.

3rd Period-5, Everett, Berezowski 36 (Heslop), 9:01. 6, Everett, Berezowski 37 (Heslop, Roest), 19:30 (PP). 7, Kelowna, Cristall 30 (Kydd, Szturc), 19:53 (EN). Penalties-Gibson Evt (interference), 1:52; Price Kel (tripping), 2:10; Jamieson Evt (interference), 7:59; Kydd Kel (checking from behind), 17:41.

Shots on Goal-Everett 16-15-12-43. Kelowna 10-10-4-24.

Power Play Opportunities-Everett 1 / 9; Kelowna 1 / 5.

Goalies-Everett, Palmer 13-18-4-0 (20 shots-16 saves); Metzger 4-2-0-0 (3 shots-3 saves). Kelowna, Kykkanen 9-9-2-0 (43 shots-41 saves).


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